Brooklyn recognizes Sonny Abubadika Carson Day

Associates and comrades from the People’s Republic of Brooklyn are hosting an all-day event this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, commemorating the life and legacy of one of Brooklyn’s finest, Sonny Abubadika Carson.

Spread Love the AMG way!

Joshua Walker and his Avenue Music Group is spreading love this holiday season with their second annual Thanksgiving Day giveaway.

Deadline for Disney’s Dreamers Academy looms

The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate with Steve Harvey and Essence in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.

Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, esteemed leader and educator

There is no need for generations to unfold to recognize the remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin F. Payton. No need to wait for the years to enshrine a man who made his transition on Sept. 28 in Estero, Fla. He ...

Essex County College looks to partner with Burkina Faso

Charge d’Affaires Seydou Sinka, from the Embassy of Burkina Faso, and Deputy Counsel General Apollinaire Ouedraogo visited Essex County College’s Africana Institute last Friday to discuss possible joint education programs.

Students are graduating with $30,000 in loans

College grads left school with more debt in 2015 than they ever have before.

Obama to highlight record high school graduation rate

The White House announced Monday the highest US high school graduation rate on record at 83.2% in the 2014-2015 school year, although significant disparities still exist between groups of students.

Parents, educators, students rally in Albany after walking 150 miles to demand education funding

Twenty students, parents, educators, elected officials and advocates from across the state arrived in Albany Tuesday as the final stop of a 10-day, 150 mile walk from New York City, where they gathered for a rally outside the New York ...

HistoryMakers brings history to classrooms with Black leaders at city schools

During this year’s back-to-school season, dozens of Black-American leaders will visit classrooms across the city.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown, educator and advocate of civil rights

Like the pioneering teacher Charlotte Forten (1837-1914), Charlotte Hawkins Brown was educated in Massachusetts and then devoted a good part of her life to dispensing that knowledge to students in the South.

How to pay off your student loans faster: Start before graduation

Most college students don't realize they can make payments on their student loans before they graduate. Too many keep those annoying loans out of sight and out of mind until they absolutely must start making payments, usually six months after ...

Native American activists push for Indigenous People’s Day

America has a tendency to celebrate and uplift those who may deserve it by way of holidays, media and our history books.

Millennials and the vote

With the presidential debate fresh in their minds, millennials shared their thoughts.

Dr. Cornelius N. Dorsette, medical pioneer in the state of Alabama

One of my loyal readers, after reading a Classroom profile on the famed architect Vertner Tandy, noted I had cited Dr. Cornelius Nathaniel Dorsette, his wife’s father, as the first African-American to pass the Alabama medical examination.

Graduation ceremony held for first class of the Newark Street Academy

The first graduation ceremony of the Newark Street Academy was held last Friday at the Marion Bolden Student Center.